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TYRANEX(swe) Interview

Posted in magazines and e=zines, underground musak, web publication on February 12, 2011 by Dark Recollections 'zine

TYRANEX interview for Dark Recollections 2011

1. Dark Recollections: for those not familiar with the thrashing machine known as Tyranex,
introduce the band.(who does what, plays what instruments, etc?)
-We have Stefan Thylander on bass and Johannes Lindström on drums. I play guitar and sing. On our upcoming debutalbum you will also hear Martin Zettmar playing guitar. He’s been a member of the
band but decided to leave us for his own project.Now we will continue with just the three of us and it can’t be more oldschool thrash metal than that!

2. Dark Recollections: give us a brief band bio.
-I formed the band together with Paloma Estrada in december 2005. She was the singer then and I played guitar only. Stefan joined us a few months later in 2006. We immidiatly started to write our
own songs but I think it wasn’t until Paloma left and we decided to have me on vocals that we developed our style more into thrash metal than as we played back then – heavy metal. We’ve had a
great time during these years, played with several great musicians and released the demos “Blade of the Sacrificer” – 2008 and “The Evil has Arrived” – 2009 wich got great respons from people,
more than we could ever expect.
We found our drummer Johannes just a year ago and signed a record contract with Infernö Records a few weeks later. The last autumn we spend in the studio “Garaget” recording our songs and we hope for a
release quite soon!

3. Dark Recollections: how did the different band members meet, how hard was it
to find proper band members?
-It’s hard to find the right members, it’s hard to find people that has the same goals and interests in the band. Most of the memebrs we had in Tyranex was found through adds on internet.
Everyone we had has put their mark on this band and has put us forward in different kinds of way but unlyckily it has not worked all the way for everyone. Some grows up, prioritates other things or
other bandprojects, or some just feels that it’s not right anymore and wants to do something else.

4. Dark Recollections: what have you released so far, what has the response been like?
-See question #2

5. Dark Recollections: talk about your last demo “the evil has arrived”
-It was the second demo we did that we officially released. It comes with coverartwork and labelprint. We recorded it in our rehearsalstudio in 2008 and released it 2009. On that one our former drummer
Tuukka Franck is playing drums, inspired of black and death metal you can hear blastbeats in parts of the songs.
The memories about recording that one was that it took so much time and energy since we did everything ourselves except for the mixing which we did together with our friend Stefan Ekström.
We also re-recorded the song “Blade of the Sacrificer” but I think the version that’s on the earlier demo is better. The song that has got most positive response is the third track – “Spit Back” which came as a
surpirse to me, I wasn’t sure to put it on the demo because I didn’t like it that much.

6. Dark Recollections: what is the song “spit back”, what inspired its lyrics?
-The lyrics is about people that stand outside the society, or more like: people who are abnormal to the societies boundaries, people that will never fit and will never be one like “the others”.
They have probably taken so much pain and shit from assholes around them and some will continue to do that the rest of their lives. This song is an encourage to everyone that felt mistreated, either if you
look different, behave different or just doesn’t wear the “right” clothes. The song is about to not just let it go, not accept it, instead – stand up for your rights and spit back in their faces.

7. Dark Recollections: talk about your upcoming Cd release.(name ,who will release,
date of release)
-I wont tell you the name yet but it will contain 9 new tracks and cool coverartwork by Sebastian Ramstedt and of course the cover will include our very own Sacrificer.It wil be released at Inferno records
in CD format. Right now we’re mastering the music and working on layout. But I believe it will go to press very soon and hopefully you’ll have it in your hands not too long from now.

8. Dark Recollections: what are some of the bands you listen to, that perhaps helped
influence your sound?
-The number one influence is and always will be – Iron Maiden. We take alot od inspiration from the NWOBHM bands. But of course we also listen to the german thrash bands Kreator, destruction, Sodom.

9. Dark Recollections: what can a fan expect at a Tyranex show, how does the crowd
react to your music?
-We’ve been lucky having great audience when we play live. People raise their fists in the air and bang their heads and sings along. We’re fighting for getting people standing in the back to
join the frontrow instead. We are working our asses of on stage and we expect the crowd to do that to! Going on a Tyranex you’ll experience thrash metal with fury and energy, we don’t just stand still and
look bored, when we’re on stage we’re really showing that we love it!

10.Dark Recollections: what instruments of torture are used to achieve your sound?
-I don’t belive it’s the instruments that make the sound, it’s how you play it!

11. Dark Recollections: have you had any offers to release your demos on Cd or Lp?
-Yeah but we said no. We released it on cd by ourselves.

12. Dark Recollections: any merchandise available from the band?(list items and prices)
-We will print shirts soon. Prices to be announced at our websites
http://www.tyranex.net
http://www.myspace.com/tyranex

13. Dark Recollections: any last words, comments? thanks for the interview

Get prepared for the sacrifice!

OMEGA(gre) Interview

Posted in magazines and e=zines, underground musak, web publication on February 12, 2011 by Dark Recollections 'zine

Omega interview for Dark Recollections 2010

1. Dark Recollections: Introduce the band. (Who does what, plays what instruments, etc)

Hades – guitars/vocals/lyrics
Gulthor – lead/solo guitars/back vocals
Disaster – bass/back vocals
Minion the antichrist – drums
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2. Dark Recollections:Give us a brief band bio.
– I (Hades) create the band at the December winter moon of 2005 and in the beginning it started as a one man band, only me playing some dirty Venom/Hellhammer riffs and after I write couple of tracks I met Predator and Pwcc maniac which was also into this kind of old school black metal style, so we started rehearsing those tracks in the local studio until we recorded our first demo (the beginning of the end) which was like a Evil punk or something inspired by (old) Venom, Discharge, old Bulldozer, some Carpathian Forest and stuff like that.!! We released the demo 1 year after on tape and limited cd format!! After that these guys leaved the band and 1-2 mothns later I found 2 new members Disaster on bass and Minion of the anti-christ on drums and we start rehearsing some new tracks that I was working on at that time..!! Then after one year we recorded our debut full-length record called (Second coming, Second crucifixion) and couple of months after that, we release it on Cd and limited Lp format from Evil Spell/Undercover records Germany!! In those 5-6 years till now we played couple of gigs together with bands like Savage Grace, Exumer, Flames (Gre), Impaled Nazarene, Inquisition, Ravencult and a few more!! Also one year ago a new member jointed the band as a lead/solo guitarist called Gulthor which is also the frontman of the Greek black metal band Winterdemons, he is a great guy and also a die-hard old school maniac..!!!
Now our lineup is strong then ever and we are working on some new tracks which will be released on 2 EP /mini album until the summer of 2011..!! Be ready for our next assault of dirty black thrashing metal..!!!
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3. Dark Recollections: How long has current lineup been together?

– Except our new member Gulthor this lineup is together for 2 and half years..!

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4. Dark Recollections:What kind of response did your debut demo receive, is it still available, will it ever be re-released?

– Well I don’t really care what people think about our music! First I play for me and then if someone like the music that’s ok, if they don’t like it it’s also ok!! This is because we are playing for only a few, for those who support the cult and the real metal sound and attitude!
We don’t want to be a mainstream band and play for every stupid faggot out there!!! Our massage is for only a few and those few persons know very well where they can find us..!!
The response of the demo was great!! And I am very happy that some people are still listening to this primitive black metal style..!! Yes I think that it’s still available on tape format! We used 2 tracks from that demo as a bonus tracks for the LP format of our debut album..!! I don’t know if we are going release again this demo, but maybe we can use some tracks in the future for some best of compilation or something..!! Who knows..!!
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5. Dark Recollections: Talk about your debut Cd” second coming, second crucifixion”

– I will tell you about the LP and not for the CD, because I like more the sound of the vinyl! It fits much more with the 80’s feeling of the record!!
The debut album is some kind of Black thrashing Rock ‘n Roll, inspired by Motorhead, old Venom, Celtic frost, Aura noir, Darkthrone, Inepsy(Can), Gehennah(Swe), Bathory and many more!!! So I think that people who worship this bands and this kind of old school black metal style will also like our record for sure..!! Just remember how the black metal sounds in the 80’s and you will understand what the record is all about..!! It’s fuckin Evil Rock n’ Roll..!!
Maybe next time we will have even more old and dirty production…!!!
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6. Dark Recollections: What is the song (black metal rust), what inspired its lyrics?

– This track is total inspired by Aura noir, Sarcofago, old Sepultura and maybe Vulcano(Bra)…!!
Black metal rust is a track which was create to remind you how the black metal sounded at the middle 80’s and that even after so many years there are people who support the old way of playing heavy metal…!! It’s the Rust against the new modern shity/trigger blast beat metal bands with crystal clear productions and soulless music…!!!
The lyrics are for those with satanic lust in their hearts and for those who hate the dream of heaven..!!!

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7. Dark Recollections: Have you had any offers to release Cd outside of Europe?

– Yes we had, but I didn’t want to sign a contract with them…!!! Evil spell records were one of the (top of the list) records labels that we wanted to make a deal..!! But who knows maybe in the future we may make some deal with a label outside Europe..!! You never know!!!

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8. Dark Recollections: Not many bands out there play your style of music… what or who would you say has been the biggest influence in your music?

– I’m listening to a lot of different kinds of music so I can’t tell you which are the biggest influences for me, but through all this years I was listening to a lot of Bathory, Venom, Hellhammer/Celtic Frost, Darkthrone, Von, Mayhem, Sarcofago, Mercyful fate, Possessed, old Slayer, old Sodom, old Destuction, old Sepultura, Aura noir, Zemial, Nifelheim and A LOT of MOTORHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!
But I think that in nowadays the underground metal scene is much stronger than 10 years before!!! Now we have a lot of new bands which are supporting the old way of playing metal..!! And I’m very happy about that because the real metal lives after so many years!!!
In nowadays there are a lot of “new” great old school metal bands like Nekromantheon(Nor), Midnight(Usa), Bastard priest(Swe), OLD(Ger), Power from Hell(Bra), Deathhammer(Nor), Teitanblood(Spa), Vomitor(Aus), Antichrist(Swe), Trench hell(Aus), Apokalyptic Raids(Bra), Cruel force(Ger), Heretic (Nld), Ravencult(Gre), Toxic Holocaust(Usa), Nocturnal(Ger), Revenge(Gre), Blizzard(Ger), Nattefrost(Nor) and fuckin many more…!!!
2011 and the REAL METAL IS STILL ALIVE!!!!!! HAIL TO THE CULT!!!!!!!!
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9. Dark Recollections: What is the scene like where you live, any bands you recommend?

– Here in Greece the scene is not very big, but we have couple of very good bands!!!
Bands like Zemial, Revencult, Goatvomit, Embrace of Thorns, Winterdemons, Nadiwrath, Revenge, Witchcurse, Nocturnal vomit, Slaughtered Priest, Necrohell, Convixion and maybe a few more..!! But here there is a lot of hypocrisy and there is not much support for the underground metal scene!!! It’s full with trendy fuckin posers which doesn’t have a clue of what real metal is all about!!!
Beat the posers down…!!! Aaaaaaaaarrggghhhh!!!!!!
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10. Dark Recollections: What is your opinion on bands like Rotting Christ and Sepultura who used to be cult bands when they began and now are sell outs?

– I’ve never been a Rotting Christ fan!!! I like a lot their first demos and maybe some tracks from their debut album, but I have a lot of respect for them, because they were the first Greek band that were into the extreme metal…!!
And about Sepultura I’m very into their first records like the great Ep Bestial devastation, Morbid visions, Schizophrenia (HELL YEAH), Beneath the remains and couple of tracks from the Arise record!! So as you see I’m very collective with the music that I am listening to, that’s why I know very well to separate the true from the false for my opinion!!
Those 2 bands have changed a lot through all those years and for me their new albums have nothing to give! Someone maybe will like their new records, but for me they sucks and I prefer listening to their old records which still have something to give me..!!
I support the regression and not the progression in the nowadays music industry..!!!
Fuckin back to the morbid times..!!!!!
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11. Dark Recollections: Is Omega a fulltime band or just a studio project?

– ohhh it’s sure that it is a fulltime band, but I don’t know what the future will bring!
If I feel that I have nothing more to give, I will stop playing and just do something else!!
I prefer this instead to record a crap album and loose the meaning that I had from the beginning!!! But now I feel strong then ever and ready to set the world on fire..!!!
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12. Dark Recollections: Any merchandise available from the band?
– Yes, very soon Evil spell records will release some t-shirts and maybe some patches till the end of the year…!! But I really don’t care about those things!
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13. Dark Recollections:Any last words comments?

Beware for our split with our morbid brothers Ravencult which will be released on 7” vinyl in couple of months!!
Also have your eyes/ears opened for our next Ep record which will be called (Rock n’Roll Hell Patrol) and it will be out this summer from Evil spell records!!!

HAIL SATANIC MAJESTY!!!!!!!!!!

MANTICORE(usa) Interview

Posted in magazines and e=zines, underground musak, web publication on February 12, 2011 by Dark Recollections 'zine


MANTICORE interview for Dark Recollections 2011

1. Dark Recollections: For those not familiar with the infernal beast known
as Manticore, introduce the band.(who does what, plays what instruments,etc)
Hails! Manticore is comprised of Naberius (guitar/vox), Ixitichitl (bass/vox) and the Maggot Wrangler (drums-studio) We have a friend helping out on live drums at the moment but are looking for a full time drummer to play live and record in the future.

2. Dark Recollections: give us a brief band bio.
Manticore was formed in 2000 by myself and Satanel(gtr/vox), adding the Wrangler within months. From there we recorded the “Ritual Cleansing of the Whore” demo, “Bowels of the Holy” and “For Rats and Plague” LP’s. At that time I left and was replaced by Duaniac, 3 yrs later, I return, Duaniac goes on to guitar and Satanel leaves for personal reasons. After a couple years of playing live, Duaniac leaves and Naberius was brought aboard.

3. Dark Recollections: how long has current line up been together?
The recording line-up has been together for 2 years now.

4.Dark Recollections: what have you released so far, what has response been like with each release?
So far the responses to all of our releases has been pretty decent. I don’t really care too much about any of that, this is done for us.

5. Dark Recollections: talk about your latest Cd “for rats and plague”
It was a return to a more filthy sound for us. We went back and dug out some of the sounds of the bands that made us all want to play in the first place; Archgoat, Sarcofago, Black Crucifixion. So it was more stripped down and a lot thicker than Bowels of the Holy was.

6. Dark Recollections: what is the song “liturgical desecration” about, what inspired its lyrics?
Liturgical Desecration is about blaspheming the christian religious services, making a mockery of their values, and offering the true flesh and blood of their fallen dog. The lyrics are inspired by my extreme hatred of blind followers, especially those who claim to be above the rest of the filth they are part of.

7. Dark Recollections: who did the artwork for “for rats and plague”?
The artwork was done by Eric Horrorval from Hells Headbangers, they are good friends and live just miles from us.

8. Dark Recollections: can we expect a new Cd from Manticore in the near future?
Right now we are waiting for artwork and final recordings to be finished for 2 new 7″s, one a split with Necroholocaust on Iron Bonehead, and one on Bleak Bone Mortualia, both due out sometime by summer.

9. Dark Recollections: last time you played in California you opened for Nifelheim, what was that
like for you, what was the fans reaction to your set?
That was a great show, it was also with Morbosidad, Sanguis Imperum, and Sadistic Intent. We had a killer time going crazy in LA with alot of good friends and true maniacs. It seemed like people were enjoying our blasphemies, alot of people were going crazy while we played.

10. Dark Recollections: have you had any offers to tour outside of U.S.A?
We toured Europe way back in 02, and Mexico in the spring of 2010, but as of right now, we are not playing any shows outside of the US. We have talked about some things, and will keep people posted if anything becomes official.

11. Dark Recollections: anyone in the band involved in other projects besides Manticore?
Naberius has a project that he started after leaving Baphomet’s Horns, but to date has not released anything. I am also playing bass in Embalmer currently.

12. Dark Recollections: any band merchandise available from you? (list items and prices)
We have limited amounts of For Rats and Plague on LP and PicLP, as well as on CD, also the HHR repress of Bowels of the Holy on CD, and embroidered logo patches, anyone interested can contact us at aypslou@adelphia.net for info.

13. Dark Recollections: any last words, comments? thanks for the interview
Many thanks for the support and for helping to spread the plague that is Manticore!! 666

DRACENA(swe) Interview

Posted in magazines and e=zines, underground musak, web publication on February 12, 2011 by Dark Recollections 'zine

Dracena interview for Dark Recollections 2011

1. Dark Recollections: For those not familiar with Dracena give us a brief bio.

Dracena was formed in 1994 in Gothenburg (SWE). At the beginning it consisted of only female members, but after some line-up changes the band ended up with a male drummer in 1998. We have released 3 demos (1997,1999, 2001) and one full length album (2006). During the years we have also had live appearances supporting bands as Lord Belial, Agathodaimon, Ancient, Sacramentum, Ancients Rebirth, SiebenbŸrgen…

2. Dark Recollections: talk about your demos and Ep you released… what kind of response

did they get from the fans… are they still available?

– All demos and the 7″ are sold out long time ago but are available as MP3 downloads from http://www.dracena.se. They all had a very good response both from the press and the fans. The first demo was released as a cassette of 100 copies total, called Demo’97. Second demo Demonic Women was recorded in 1999 by Andy La Roque at Los Angereds recordings and released as a CDR-demo and 7″ red vinyl. Third demo was named Labyrinth of Darkness and released in 2001, also as a CDR.

3. Dark Recollections: would you consider releasing demos and Ep on Cd?

– I have had offers throughout the years to have all the demos re-released as a CD-collection, but I would like to do that myself some day and we’ll see if that will ever happen 😉

4. Dark Recollections:Dracena used to be a band at some point… what happened to other members, have you had any luck finding replacements?

– The other members chose to participate in other projects rather than to continue with Dracena. Emma (guitar) became the bass player of Runemagick, sa (bass) had a few other projects on the side as well, and Mojjo (drums) also played with a lot of other bands such as Engel, Deathwitch, Runemagick etc. I am activeley searching new members and I have a few in line for the up coming record.

5. Dark Recollections: talk about your debut Cd “Infernal Damnation” what kind of response

did it get, who released it, is it still available?

– – The album was an independent release. I recorded the album myself, did all the vocals and played all the instruments except for the drums which was played by Mojjo 🙂 The full length is still available to buy, also through http://www.dracena.se. The album was voted “Demo of the month” in German magazine Rock Hard (demo as it is an independent release) and it recevied a great respons from the fans as well.

6. Dark Recollections: when you went into the studio to record album , did you get any help

from friends in other bands, or did you handle all instruments, was what is it

like recording and how long did recording process take?

– I wrote all the music and lyrics and did a pre-recording at home using a drum machine. I asked Mojjo to play the drums and gave him the recording to listen to and to learn the songs. Then we went to the studio and he played the drums and I did all the other stuff. The drums was recorded in one day, the other instruments maybe 1.5 day. Then I used a friends home-studio to record the vocals as I wanted time to get good vocals and to avoid to wear out the voice and we recorded 2 vocal tracks per session. So there’s a lot of space and time in this recording 🙂

7. Dark Recollections: what is the song “Purified in Pain” about, what inspired its lyrics?

– The whole album is written as a story inspired by Dante’s Inferno, a person who crosses over to Hell and what happens there. Purified in Pain is the moment of the arrival to Hell, the doubts appears and the regrets of why she ended up here. Also she is struck by the insight that this is where she will spend the eternity to come.

8. Dark Recollections: talk about some of the projekts, bands you are or were involved with?

– i have a band called Necrohell (SWE) which recorded a mini CD in 2002 (Rise the Shadow Within) containing of 5 songs. The album is said to be a cross between very early Bathory and Dark Throne. I had the next mini-CD written in 2003-2004, but never came around to record them. I opened up the project again a few months back and hope to have all songs recorded soon. I did some vocal appearances with Decayed (POR) in 2004, played the guitar for Deathwitch in 1996 and Pagan Rites in 2005 and did some live gigs with Witchblood last December, 2010.

9. Dark Recollections: It’s been almost 3 years since your debut Cd was released any plans

to record again , new songs, ep, Cd ?

– New songs are written and pre-recorded. I am now working with all arrangements and lyrics for the songs and when all is set I engage the new members and book the studio. The material is for a full lenght and it will sound a lot like Infernal Damnation, with a lot of infulences from the early 80’s!

10. Dark Recollections: what is your opinion on old school death metal making a comeback, any

new bands you like?

– I’ve never been a fan of the Death Metal scene, so I don’t have that much to add to the subject 🙂

11. Dark Recollections: do you got to metal shows much, if so., what was the last show you went to?

– Last show was my own gigs with Witchblood, supporting Total Hate and 4 other bands in Holland and Germany. I try to go to gigs as soon as there is a good band coming here and I also try to make it to a lot of the Open Airs throughot Euorope.

12.Dark Recollections: what is the scene like where you live any new bands you recommend checking out,

have you heard the latest Pagan Rites cd?

– I recently moved to Stockholm and to be honest I haven’t had time to get into the scene up here yet hehe. But I do notice there are a lot of gigs both of bigger and smaller bands most of the time. Can’t say that I have any new band to recommend either as I am still haunting the 80’s 😉 Nopes, haven’t heard the latest PR CD ether.

13. Dark Recollections: any comments, last words? thanks for the interview

– Keep the blood running down the screams! Thanx for the interview !..!

0xist(fin) Interview

Posted in magazines and e=zines, underground musak, web publication on February 12, 2011 by Dark Recollections 'zine

0xist interview for Dark Recollections 2011

1. Dark Recollections: for those not familiar with the doomed entity known as 0xist,
introduce the band.(who does what, plays what instruments, etc)

Jani: 0 X í S T are Jani Koskela – Guitar & Vocals, Henrik Hajanti – Guitar, Ossi Leino – Bass guitar, Mikael Ahlstén – Drums. The band name is pronounced as “zero exist” and we play heavy dark metal exclusively.

2. Dark Recollections: how hard was it to find suitable band members ?

Jani: It took some time to get things started. I started the search for members in early 2009, when 0xíst myspace page was launched and the first tentative demos were posted online. Our original drummer Andy Koski-Semmens was one of the first to comment there, but we didn’t talk about him joining 0xíst until a few months later. At that point Ossi had already announced his will to play bass for 0xíst. Around the time when we started to rehearse as a band, Ossi recommended us to try Henrik to play the other guitar. Andy decided to leave the band in late 2010 and since we all knew Mikael, we decided to ask him to play the drums. One could say that things have been progressing quite smoothly.

3. Dark Recollections: how long has current line up been together?

Jani: Since Mikael joined us in November 2010.

4. Dark Recollections: was a demo released prior to debut MCd?

Jani: No, “Unveiling the Shadow World” was our first release. We went to record it in September 2009 and had already decided to release it as a CDEP. Before releasing it by ourselves we decided to check if any label would be interested in putting it out. Ostra Records released the CDEP in April 2010.
After that we recorded a two track demo and released it as a limited edition CDr demo in October 2010. That demo is now sold out, but both of the tracks are going be released as reworked versions on our debut album.
I did record demos of the songs “Gazing into the Void” and “One Over Infinity” in 2008. They were released on 0xíst myspace while I was searching for members, but they were never officially released on CDr.

5. Dark Recollections: talk about your debut MCd “unveiling the shadow world”

Jani: It features 4 tracks and in total 24 minutes of music. The opener of the MCD, “Gazing into the Void”, was the first track that 0xíst ever completed and the second one “Kingdom of Slumber” came together just a few weeks before we went to the studio. “One Over Infinity” is another oldie and quite a basic 0xíst track that underlines the heaviness of our sound. The closing song “Unveil the Shadow World” is a bit more epic tune and has a bit more dynamic song structure compared to the rest of the songs. I think that each song manages to deliver the feeling that we aim to create.

6. Dark Recollections: what is the song “one over infinity” about, what inspired its lyrics?

Jani: It’s about the becoming of what a person is and will be, about being aware of what you are and also about progression. It refers to the same theme that our band name refers to; 0xíst can mean a state in which nothing exist, or a state of (all) awareness – you choose.

7. Dark Recollections: who did the artwork for Mcd?

Jani: It’s made by a French graphic artist whom we know as Yamaneko. Jean-yves of Ostra Records presented him to us and we like his craft alot. The work is based on his vision.

8. Dark Recollections: have you had any offers to release a full Cd yet?

Jani: Yes, we had a few to choose from, but we decided to stay with Ostra Records. We feel much honored about the fact that they have trusted in us since the very beginning and that they decided to release “Unveiling the Shadow World” CDEP even before we had released a demo. We think that they deserve to release the full-length CD as well.

9. Dark Recollections: not many bands out there play your style of music, in your opinion,
is it easier or harder to play your kind of music , as compared to say thrash or black metal?

Jani: It’s not hard; you only have to be focused on what you do and to do what you are here for. If you choose to define yourself as Dark Metal, your music also has to live up to that description and to deliver the right kind of feeling. Therefore I must say that I haven’t really discovered too many bands that I could truly define as dark metal. There are bands to whose works we can relate to in a certain level, such as Triptykon, Bethlehem, Deinonychus, Ajattara, Root, Morbid, early Samael and so on.

10. Dark Recollections: anyone in the band involved in other projekts besides 0xist?

Jani: I play rhythm guitar for Saattue. Mikael also used to be in that band.

11. Dark Recollections: what is the scene like where you live, any bands you recommend?

Jani: You would be surprised of all things lurking hidden in the dark cellars of Riihimäki and close by areas. You must have heard of Skepticism and maybe also of late Colosseum and Yearning. We have got here Syven, Thromdarr, Apocryphal Voice, Anger Cell, Saattue, Lähdön Aika, Murdershock, Seal of Beleth and lots of other groups who are very good at what they do.
Riihimäki always had a small but a capable scene, when it comes to underground music and to do it by yourselves activities. That is all you need – to be able to make yourself feel comfortable. This is not the place where you can grow big over a night, but it won’t be stopping you from getting to the other end of the world, if that is where you wish to go.

12. Dark Recollections:any merchandise available from the band? (list items and prices)

Jani: The easiest way to check that is to visit our myspace blog. Right now we have the CDEP (8€+p&p), a T-shirt (10€ +p&p) and hoodie (30€ +p&p) available. More items will be added later. http://www.myspace.com/oxist. “Unveiling the Shadow World” CDEP is also available from Ostra Records.

13. Dark Recollections: any last words, comments? thanks for the interview

Jani: Thank you very much for the interview. This is actually the first interview that has been submitted to us. At this moment we are recording our debut album and hoping to get it released in the spring 2011.

MORDANT(swe) Interview

Posted in magazines and e=zines, underground musak, web publication on February 12, 2011 by Dark Recollections 'zine


MORDANT interview for Dark Recollections 2011-02-08

1. Dark Recollections: for those not familiar with the infernal entity known as Mordant,
introduce the band.(who does what, plays what instruments, etc?)
Mordant are an Old school influenced Black Metal band from Dals-Långed Sweden.

UNDERGANG(den) Interview

Posted in magazines and e=zines, underground musak, web publication on February 12, 2011 by Dark Recollections 'zine


UNDERGANG interview for Dark Recollections 2011

1. Dark Recollections: for those not familiar with Undergang, introduce the band.
(who does what,plays what instruments, etc)

– UNDERGANG is A. Dödshjæp on the drums, K. Ondsind on bass and Me, D. Torturdød on guitar and vocals.

2. Dark Recollections: not much is known about Undergang give us a brief band bio.

– We started out playing in the late spring of 2008, after the demise of Realm Of Chaos, a band we’d all played in at different points. We rehearsed quite a lot in the beginning (about 3-5 times a week) and were able to play our first show in the end of August 2008, with Canadian LIMB FROM LIMB at a besement show I put up here in Copenhagen. In September 2008 we recorded a single demo track called “Evigt Lidende”. It was never really released though a made a few dubbed tapes with the track included. We mainly recorded it to present what we had to offer to get gigs and so we did. We played a lot of live shows during the last half of 2008 and recorded our debut full length “Indhentet Af Døden” during the winter 2008/2009. The recordings were all finished in the summer of 2009 and I was about to make it as a promo tape so we could try and get ourselves a record deal to have it released on a 12″. Before I had the tapes dubbed we agreed to have the LP released by the upcoming label Me Saco Un Ojo records from London, who offered us the vinyl deal. We traded, sold and gave the promotapes away as demos and they were all gone way faster than we imagined. The LP was then released in January 2010 after some delays, mainly from our side regarding artwork etc. During the fall of 2009 we agreed to sign a two record deal with Xtreem Music records for the CD release of “I.A.D.” and both LP and CD release of our second full length. All along the way we’ve played a shitload of shows and had a couple of mini-tours in Germany both with ANATOMIA from Japan and our other friends in the local grindcore outfit DEAD INSTRUMENT.

3. Dark Recollections: how long has current line up been together?

– The line up has been the same as now from the very beginning. At first we intended to include a vocalist and another bassist, with K. Ondsind playing rythm guitar at the first rehearsals but later picking up the bass instead. As the people we talked to regarding the bass and vocal duites didn’t show up at the first rehearsals we decided to go for K.Ondsind taking the bass and me doing the vocals along with the guitars. Being only 3 people in band makes a whole lot of things easier, not as many opinions about everything and less people having to take time off from work/studies/private life as if you include more members.

4. Dark Recollections: what is the meaning of the word “Undergang” , why was name chosen?

– UNDERGANG is the Danish tongue for something like “world downfall”. It was the other two guys who came up with the idea of using it as our bandname and I agreed upon it as we all feld like it was suitable for our doomy, rotten death metal.

5. Dark Recollections: talk about your debut demo “indhentent af doden”

– Well, as mentioned before as was never really ment as a demo only. We recorded 7 full tracks with the intension of having it being released as our debut full length LP and later CD. It was recorded over a week or two during the winter of 2008/2009 in a rehearsal room here in Copenhagen, with a friend of ours who at that point has his “studio” placed there. We then had it mixed and mastered there over the next months and if I remember correct it wasn’t all finished till sometime in June 2009. We were all busy and had difficulties finding time along with Morten, the beforementioned sound technician of the recordings, to have the lot mastered. once done I dubbed 100 tapes with all the material from the recordingsession on it and as we already had good a good record deal, we sold them as promos/demos to once interested. They all went pretty fast and to this date I still regret that I didn’t make more tapes back then, but I didn’t have the money for it at the time being. Anyway people intereste dto hear it with way better sound on LP and soon CD too!

6. Dark Recollections: what is the song “forkullede rester” about, translate title, what inspired its lyrics?

– “Forkullede Rester” pretty much means “Charred Remains, so try and guess where the inspiration came from, haha! It about burning to death and all the pain involved…duh!

7. Dark Recollections: who did the artwork for demo?

– Pretty much all the UNDERGANG artwork there has been done has been drawn by me, so the cover of the promotape is no exception. We’ve had some inlay artwork for the full length done by Rafal Kruszyk and the front cover of “Indhentet Af Døden” is made by a friend of ours named Jonas Bjerg. He’s a local tattoo artist and my roommate in the past. He did a great job on the cover and we’re all stoked about it to this date, hehe.

8. Dark Recollections: talk about your upcoming debut Cd for xtreem music.

– It’s the long-waited CD version of the full length released by Me Saco Un Ojo records in January 2010. I had some contact to Dave of UNCONSECRATED and he purchased a copy of our promotape. Later he told me that he played it for Dave Rotten of Xtreem Music records and about the same time he wrote us an email asking into releasing “I.A.D.” on CD and when we agreed upon that he offered us a two record-deal which we signed. I think I’ve already said what needs to be said about the debut, 7 tracks tracks of extreme rotten heaviness to blow your speakers off the wall, ugh!

9. Dark Recollections: Undergang get to play live much, what are some of the bands you shared the stage with?

– Yeah, we’ve played tons of show already. May of them have been with punk/hardcore/crust bands in the past, but now we’re starting to get a bit more attention from the metalscene and get to play with more straight-up metal bands. We never really fit the line-ups anyway, hehe. Some of the bands that we’ve played with are HELLBASTARD, NECROVATION, ANATOMIA, HELLSHOCK, AGE, LIMB FROM LIMB, DEAD INSTRUMENT, LOVE POTION, DEATH TOKEN, BLACK BREATH, DEUS OTIOSUS, SCAVENGER BRATS, SEXDROME etc. and Of course we also played with a shitload of amazing DM bands at the Kill-Town Death Fest 2010 and our next shows will be with ANTICHRIST and later on NOMINON.

10. Dark Recollections: have you had any offers to release your demo on cd or Lp?

– Hehe, yeah…Mentioned above.

11. Dark Recollections: what is the scene like where you live, any bands you recommend checking out?

– The metalscene in Denmark isn’t giving birth to that many bands of my interest. The now long-existing CORPUS MORTALE is still great, other than that I’ll recommend CEREKLOTH, STRYCHNOS, DEUS OTIOSUS, LIGFÆRD, DEAD INSTRUMENT, REEFER and probably a few others I can’t remember right now.

12. Dark Recollections: any merchandise available from you? (list items and prices)

– We’ve still got some white shirts with a rotten face and logo on, from M-XL, for 10 euros excl. shipping. Also we’ve just received embroidered lasercut logo patches, they go for 3 euros. We’ll got some “Indhentet Af Døden” CD’s in stock within two weeks and soon the one sided flexi 7″ with the track “Hævntørst” originally released on the “Voices of death” comp. out throw Baphometal records.

13. Dark Recollections: any last words, comments? thanks for the interview

– My pleasure, thanks for the cool questions! Nothing left to say than stay tuned for the upcoming split with mighty ANATOMIA on Me Saco Un Ojo records and our second full length on vinyl by the end of 2011 on Xtreem Music records! Fell free to get in touch at – undergang666@care2.com.

Keep on rotting!!!